On Friday, Alec Bertsch ’18, Anthony Douglas ’17 and Mason Hooper ’18 travelled across town to Crawfordsville Middle School (CMS) with Prof. Schmitzer-Torbert. Our Wabash students were invited by CMS science teacher, Shannon Hudson, to provide feedback to middle-school students who have been preparing neuroscience research projects. Mrs. Hudson’s students presented ten research projects, on topics ranging from the effect of sleep deprivation on reaction time to methods to speed up recovery from dizziness. This is the second year that our Wabash students and faculty have provided feedback to CMS students on their neuroscience projects. In both years, the range of neuroscience topics and the enthusiasm of the middle-school students for neuroscience was wonderful to see!
The CMS students will be travelling to Indianapolis in April to present their work at the 2016 Neuroscience Brain and Beyond Fair. In 2015, Mrs. Hudson’s class won top honors in the first Neuroscience Brain & Beyond Fair, where they competed against four other schools. We wish them the best of luck, and are looking forward to another strong performance!